Larwood, Jacob; Hotten, John Camden
Title The History of Signboards, From the Earliest Times to the Present Day.
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition Later Edition
Publisher Chatto and Windus 1875
Illustrator Larwood, Jacob
Seller ID 2119700
Eighth edition. Edges rubbed, front hinge starting, pencil name on front endpaper. 1875 Half-Leather. x, 536 pp. 8vo. Color frontispiece, 19 plates throughout text depicting artwork from various signboards from as early as ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum. These were used before the introduction of house numbers as a way of identifying homes, and were useful in times before literacy was widespread. This work provides a survey of the different varieties used throughout history.